2010-04-21 / Editorial

Looking Back

10 years ago: April 19, 2000

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced that property acquisition for the new Savannah River Parkway could start by mid-summer.

State Rep. Alberta Anderson said she would seek a third term in the Georgia House of Representatives.

Jackson E. Cox announced the opening of his law office in Waynesboro.

Barry Philipp was named as the new president of Perfection Schwank, succeeding Earle Maxwell who left to assume the presidency of Sunlite Casual Furniture, Inc.

25 years ago: April 24, 1985

William J. Johnson Jr. was named Security Officer of the Year at Plant Vogtle.

Waynesboro City Administrator Jack Brantley asked residents to continue conserving water due to a problem with the city’s well and pumping system.

Approximately 1,000 people attended the Waynesboro Elementary Spring Fling, which raised over $2,500 for the school’s PTA.

50 years ago: April 21, 1960

Waynesboro High School faculty member Sam T. Rogers was named as the local agent for the State Farm Mutual Insurance Company.

George DeLoach defeated Charles Wallace for the Waynesboro County Club men’s golf championship. Both were students at the University of Georgia.

75 years ago: April 19, 1935

Sears, Roebuck & Co. advertised men’s pure linen suits for $6.95 and up. Panama hats were $1.95 and mesh sport shirts were $.69.

Plans were announced for laying the cornerstone of the new First Baptist Church in Waynesboro.

Waynesboro Motor Company announced it would have 15 1935 Ford V-8 Courtesy Cars available for patrons of the upcoming Waynesboro Horse Show.

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